In late 2010 I set myself the challenge of not consuming alcohol during 2011. I’m chuffed to say that I achieved my goal. Perhaps importantly it was easier than I had expected—which means anyone can do it!

I hope the following outcomes from my experience will inspire you if you’re thinking about meaningful change in the New Year:

  • My physical health improved. (I didn’t have a single day of unwellness during 2011.)
  • I experienced significantly improved mental health. (Any self-doubt I had is completely gone and I’m plain and simply happier.)
  • And lastly in a nod to Seth Godin, I became significantly more focused and I now ‘ship’ without fail.

My hope is that if you’re experiencing any unwellness, or perhaps if you haven’t achieved the things you wanted to achieve in your life, that you’ll take inspiration from my Year With No Beer and give it a go in 2012.

Hit me up on Twitter @robertcollings if you want to chat about your #YWNB. I’m doing it again.